Although Sasaki’s art is difficult to define, the rhythm of the seasons is a recurrent source of inspiration. The fact that Sasaki bases his art on the uniqueness of the plant and not on a preconceived concept also explains the particular diversity of his compositions, which are sometimes simple but can also appear extremely delicate. This splendid monograph is the first retrospective work of this young, talented artist and will certainly convince those who were still in doubt of Naoki Sasaki’s extraordinary gift.
As one of the youngest members of Japan’s long and fruitful tradition of floral artists, Naoki Sasaki manages to hold his own very well. In a short time, he made himself noticed, won several prestigious prizes and grew from a promising name to one of the most respected masters of both traditional and contemporary Japanese floral art.
What started for Damien Koh (SIN) as a hobby or a fun way to earn some money, quickly turned into a professional career. Today, Koh is an internationally acclaimed floral designer who is invited to many places in the world for lectures and demonstrations.
Edwin Molenaar is a Dutch floral designer who went to Japan at the age of 21. He worked there as a floral designer for several shops until he started his own business in 1997. Meanwhile, he has a floral studio and a gallery in the Risonare Hotel. Edwin Molenaar is well-known in Japan for the beautiful decorating of wedding receptions and parties. This book offers a whole range of ideas for bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, bridesmaids, table decorations, church decorations and wedding cars.
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